Health Professionals Special Interest Group


Chair: Ruth Hagestuen, RN, MA
Co-Chairs: Patrick Browne, RGN, RNP, BNS, BSc, MHSc and Victor McConvey, RN, MACN


Health ProfessionalsTo establish within the International Parkinson and Movement Disorder Society an international interdisciplinary network of professionals in counseling, nursing, rehabilitation and genetics, who enrich and broaden the scope of care, management and research initiatives in Movement Disorders.

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Interdisciplinary Care Specialties


Message from the Editor

Health Professionals Set Sights on International Congress

By Mariella Graziano
Webpage Editor

The Health Professionals (Non-Physician) Special Interest Group is proud of their achievements in 2013 and are preparing for the new challenges and opportunities in 2014. Read more

News for Health Professionals


2nd Allied Health Professional Movement Disorder School held in Portugal

PortugalThe 2nd Annual Allied Health Professional Summer School "Physiotherapy for People with Parkinson’s," was held in Torres Vedras (Lisbon), Portugal on September 25-27, 2014. This school was developed in 2013 to further increase Parkinson-specific expertise among physiotherapists throughout Europe, through interactions with experts in the field and each other. Read More | Course Program
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Hundreds Attend European Unity Walk in Luxembourg

The 2nd European Unity Walk took part in Luxembourg. A day marked by unity and public awareness, attendees included more than 700 people with Parkinson's, their families, friends, and carers. 
Watch a video of the event

Movement Disorders Book Reviews

The MDS Health Professionals Special Interest Group is pleased to share book reviews of Movement Disorders publications pertaining to health professionals: 

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Join MDS

As a Health Professional (Non-Physician), you may become a member of MDS for a joining fee of $100/$175* U.S. annually.

Membership applies to nurses, nurse practitioners, clinical nurse specialists, occupational therapists, physical therapists, physiotherapists, speech therapists, clinical psychologists, neuropsychologists, dieticians, genetic counselors, sexologists, and social workers.

* Health Professional Members may choose to add the print subscription of Movement Disorders for an additional fee.

Upcoming Events 

Non-MDS Educational Events for Health Professionals
(Asian-Oceanian Region)

International Congress Highlights

Welcome Meeting Presentation - Dr. Fay Horak, PhD, PT, Stockholm, Sweden - 2014

Welcome Meeting Presentation - Dr. Leland Dibble, PhD, PT, Sydney, Australia - 2013

Welcome Meeting Presentation - Marilia Pereira, RN, Sydney, Australia - 2013